Cardiovascular Imaging

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measured using coronary angiogram achieved greater diagnostic accuracy compared to invasive pressure-wire, according to a 10-center study published in Circulation.

Results from the BIONYX Trial found the Resolute Onyx stent provided better x-ray visibility compared to Orsiro, an established cobalt-chromium strut stent, according to findings presented Monday, Sept. 24, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) symposium in San Diego.

Researchers—led by Rahul Deo, MD, PhD, of the division of cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston—have developed the first pipeline for automated echocardiogram interpretation, according to an article published Sept. 21 by Cardiovascular Business (CVB).

While medical students in Scotland are struggling to be admitted into radiology programs, the United Kingdom's radiologist shortage is leading to stroke patients looking elsewhere for treatment, according to a report published September 21 by The Times U.K.

A team at ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, has found photoplethysmography can noninvasively capture unique information on the regulation of a patient’s peripheral blood flow, according to research published in Scientific Reports.

In what medical experts are calling an “extraordinarily rare” case, four European women developed breast cancer years after receiving organ donations from a single donor, according to a report published Sept. 19 by CNN.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland announced it has received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research a novel imaging technique for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, according to a university release.

Dual-energy (DE) CT iodine maps offer a slight benefit when paired with traditional CT angiography images in diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE), reported researchers in a Sept. 11 Radiology study.

The third Nikon Imaging Center in the U.S. for collaborative microscopy imaging opened at the University of California, San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 13, according to a university press release. The center houses more than $2.5 million in imaging equipment, allowing researchers to work to develop new education programs.

A National Health Service physicist has developed a new virtual reality (VR) app that could help ease anxiety and fear for pediatric patients undergoing MRI, according to a report published Sept. 13 by The Guardian.

Cardiac specialists may be able to better identify scarred heart tissue and perform cardiac ablation in arrhythmia patients with a newly developed 3D imaging system based on cardiac MRI, according to research published Sept. 3 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

A new mathematical pattern developed by Shekhar Chandra, PhD, from the University of Queensland in Australia, could make MRI scans four times faster, according to a university release from Sept. 11.